After an accident, your biggest concern is how you receive the best medical treatment for your injuries.

Paul’s background in medicine is extensive.

Paul’s connections to physicians at every level of medical care is extensive as well.

Most people don’t have health insurance.

Without health insurance, many doctors will refuse to treat you.

Paul can recommend physicians close to your home or work that will treat you for your accident-caused injuries.

If your medical needs require an immediate specialist, Paul can also recommend physicians in various specialties.

Your vehicle is very important to you. It helps you get to work.

It picks your kids up from school. Your vehicle is a necessity.

After an accident, your vehicle needs to be fixed as quickly as possible — or you need to receive payment as quickly as possible if your vehicle is a total loss.

Paul provides assistance in this area to ensure a quick and timely resolution to get you back on the road.

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Wrongful Death Tort Attorney in Las Vegas

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Why Choose Paul?

$200,000,000 in Settlements & Trial Verdicts

More that 50 Cases Exceeding $1,000,000

Strongly Believes in Victim’s Rights & Client First

Tough Lawyer Who Fights for What’s Right


How to Deal with a Wrongful Death

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 136,000 unintentional deaths occur in the U.S. every year. When tragedy strikes and death is caused by the misconduct or negligence of another person, it is called wrongful death – a matter for civil court.

Wrongful death can result from negligent driving, a product defect, premises liability issues like a fall or other accident, and many other causes. Whatever the situation, you need a Las Vegas wrongful death lawyer who can provide expert advice and much-needed support.

Nothing can ever replace a loved one who passes away due to someone’s carelessness. Even so, negligent tort attorneys are a must when lost income or other consequences threaten your future in the wake of your loss. Connecting with the right attorney can be an important part of picking up the pieces, getting closure, and ensuring a measure of justice is done.

For help with motor vehicle accident, workplace, medical malpractice / hospital wrongful deaths, please, contact me.

How Does Wrongful Death Happen?

Wrongful death happens for a variety of reasons. One of the most important factors in defining it is negligence or recklessness of another person. The most common wrongful death involves medical malpractice, often at a hospital.

Other common wrongful death accidents include:

  • Vehicular accidents, including car, motorcycle, and large truck;
  • Air travel accidents that result in bodily harm or medical episodes;
  • Premises liability, such as a slip and fall or a fire that causes death;
  • Product liability, including any product defect resulting in death.

Although each of these situations is different, they are united in a breach of duty – that is, failure to uphold the legal requirement to act in a safe and responsible manner. Although the wrongdoer typically does not intend death, he or she causes it.


Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In most jurisdictions, wrongful death filings are limited to representatives of the deceased or that person’s estate. Typically, relatives – close or distant – are most likely to file a wrongful death suit. Unrelated financial dependents are also usually empowered to file a suit. In Nevada, a wrongful death suit statute of limitation is two years.

Since the legal goal of a wrongful death suit is to collect monetary damages from the wrongdoer, people who do not have a clear financial relationship to the deceased are usually ineligible to file suit. This includes, for example, close friends and ordinary co-workers.

What Types of Damages Arise in Wrongful Death?

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Wrongful death damages come in two broad types. The first type encompasses expenses incurred by the victim from the time of the incident through to final expenses. The second type relates to losses suffered by the deceased’s dependents.

These can include:

  1. Loss of financial stability based on the earning power of the deceased at death;
  2. Pain and suffering resulting from the loss of a spousal or parental relationship;
  3. Medical expenses of the deceased from the time of the incident until death;
  4. Final expenses of the deceased, including qualifying funerary expenses.

Contact Paul & Team Today

If you are considering a wrongful death lawsuit, a wrongful death attorney is essential. Wrongful death lawsuits in Las Vegas can be long and complex. Compassionate help from an attorney who understands your case makes the situation easier and protects your legal rights.

In the past 15 years, I’ve helped my clients collect verdicts and settlements totaling nearly $200 million. For help from a wrongful death lawyer in Las Vegas who truly cares, call me – Paul Powell.